S.3159 - No War Against Iran Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 01/08/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/08/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3159 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/08/2020)
No War Against Iran Act
This bill prohibits the obligation or expenditure of federal funds for any use of military force in or against Iran unless Congress has either declared war or enacted specific statutory authorization for such use.
An exception is made for a presidential exercise of power to introduce Armed Forces into hostilities (or situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated) when there is a national emergency created by an attack upon the United States.
The bill further states that no prior authorizations of military force (e.g., against Iraq) may be construed to authorize the use of military force against Iran.